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Tripoli bombing suspect arrested, death toll rises to 47

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TRIPOLI, Lebanon: The death toll from twin car bombs in the northern city of Tripoli rose to 47 Saturday, as a suspect linked to the blasts was arrested overnight.... Read full article

Lebanese army Begins Offensive against IS on Syria Border

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The Lebanese army announced Saturday the start of an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group close to the Syrian border in the east of the country, where jihadists have been operating for several years.... Read full article

Al-Rahi to Travel with Pope Francis to Holy Land in May

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi will travel to the Holly Land next month along with the delegation accompanying Pope Francis, al-Joumhouria newspaper reported on Tuesday.... Read full article

Outsiders in Lebanon Vote Make a Small Win Look Big

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They won just one seat in Lebanon's 128-seat national assembly, but they celebrated like they'd won 20. A grassroots movement of activists, journalists and other political newcomers said any presence in parliament was a landmark victory ...... Read full article

Sydney & Melbourne Are Among The Top 20 Safest Cities In The World

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The Economist’s Intelligence Unit has released a ranking of the safest major cities in the world, and Tokyo comes out on top.... Read full article

Lebanon ranked #4 worldwide - Maths and science education quality, 2018

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1. Singapore 2. Finland 3. Switzerland 4. Lebanon 5. Netherlands 6. Qatar 7. Belgium 8. Estonia 9. Hong Kong 10. US 11. Slovenia 12. Denmark 13. UAE 14. Canada 15. Germany ... Read full article

Harissa to become nature reserve

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Caretaker Environment Minister Nazem Khoury announced Thursday that the Harissa Mountain area in Jounieh would be converted into a nature reserve in cooperation with the Maronite Patriarchate and the Jounieh Municipality.... Read full article

Amal and George Clooney are sending 3,000 Syrian refugees to school in Lebanon

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George and Amal Clooney soon will help send thousands of Syrian refugees to school. The couple’s organization, the Clooney Foundation for Justice, is partnering with UNICEF and Google to devote $2.25 million toward seven public schools in Lebanon.... Read full article

Aoun: No One Should be Stronger than State and I'm Not Thinking of a 2nd Term

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President Michel Aoun stressed Sunday that “no one should be stronger than the State” in Lebanon as he ruled out running for a second presidential term.... Read full article

Triumph for Brazilian in Miss Lebanon Overseas contest

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FURN AL-SHUBBAK: While Brazil missed out on World Cup 2010 this month, it did pick up another international win, in the Miss Lebanon Overseas contest. Two diaspora organizations, the Lebanese World Committee and the World Lebanese Cultural Union...... Read full article

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